Forrest County MS District Attorney Office

Find Forrest County, Mississippi district attorney offices, including DA, county, prosecuting, state, and commonwealth attorneys. District attorneys provide information on criminal court cases, public safety, legal cases, and law documents.

Forrest County District Atty 630 Main Street Hattiesburg MS 39401 601-545-1551

About Forrest County District Attorney

The Forrest County District Attorney is an attorney who prosecutes criminal cases for the government in Forrest County, MS. The District Attorney is part of the Department of Justice and heads the Forrest County Prosecutor's Office, staffed with multiple attorneys who act on behalf of the District Attorney. District Attorneys in Forrest County take a lead role in multiple phases of a criminal case and exercise a great deal of discretion in how a case is handled. District Attorneys may delegate certain cases, or aspects of cases, to other attorneys in the Forrest County DA's Office.

You may contact the District Attorney for questions about:
  • Forrest County public criminal records
  • Forrest County Court records
  • Criminal investigations and prosecutions
  • Jury selection process in Forrest County, MS
  • Grand jury proceedings
Forrest County Criminal Records

The DA's Office maintains public records that may be available upon request. These records include Forrest County criminal records such as arrest records, police reports, and Forrest County Court records and filings.

Criminal Prosecutions

The Forrest County District Attorney decides whether or not to prosecute an offender in Forrest County, Mississippi. The evidence provided by the Forrest County Police Department, Forrest County Sheriff's Department, or other Local Law Enforcement agency, may or may not be sufficient to move a case forward, and the Forrest County DA's Office must evaluate the strength and admissibility of the available evidence before prosecuting the offender.

Forrest County Grand Jury

The District Attorney is responsible for presenting evidence to the Forrest County Grand Jury, which then decides whether or not there is probable cause for criminal charges. The Forrest County DA also determines whether to offer or accept a plea bargain.

Jury Selections & Sentencing

For cases that go to trial in Forrest County, the District Attorney, along with the Forrest County Public Defender's Office, will select a jury. After jury selection, the District Attorney makes opening statements, presents the government's case for conviction, and makes objections to the Defense Attorney's case. If the jury convicts the individual accused of breaking Mississippi law, the Office of the Forrest County DA makes recommendations for sentencing. If the jury finds the defendant not guilty, the District Attorney determines whether or not to appeal the case to a higher-level MS Court.